Tag Archives: linguistic rights

Language News: Haitian Creoles and Education

In this link, the BBC’s Lawrence Pollard interviews Dr. Michel DeGraff about a linguistic issue every teacher should know about: teaching students whose native language patterns are different than those which are expected in the classroom. DeGraff, a linguistics professor … Continue reading

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Tools for Teachers–online resources to help you start the school year

There are so many new online tools for teaching language, it can be difficult to keep up.  Here’s a list of a few tutorials that can help you figure out which are tools are going to be most helpful in … Continue reading

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Resources: Ell Bill of Rights Poster | ellBillofRights

 Ruslana Westerlund, who works for the Minnesota Department of Education, runs this blog: Ell Bill of Rights Poster | ellBillofRights. This link will take you to a poster which summarizes the rights of English Language Learners (ELLs), as determined by relevant … Continue reading

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Language News: Translation as a Civil Right

Education Week shows discusses language translation as a civil rights issue: Education Week: Civil Rights Deal Signals Federal Push for Translation Services.

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Classroom Activities: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Today (February 21, 2011) is the 11th annual International Mother Language Day.  It’s the day that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) asks us to recognize and honor the strength that linguistic diversity brings us.   This blog has … Continue reading

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